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Woman's Attacker: My Porn Addiction Provoked Me

The 22-year-old man convicted in the attack near the Westfield UTC mall said his addiction to online porn desensitized him.



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    Adam Moore said his addiction to internet porn may have contributed to the crime.

    A San Diego man said his addiction to internet porn may have caused him to sexually assault a woman near a local shopping mall.

    Adam Moore, 22, of Mira Mesa was convicted in a August 30, 2014, attack near Westfield UTC. On Friday, he was in a downtown courtroom to face a judge for sentencing.

    The victim cried recalling what she said was "the unthinkable."

    The woman identified in court as Jane Doe said she decided to take a walk around 8 p.m. when Moore attacked her.

    He choked her and dragged her into the bushes. Jane Doe offered him her wallet but Moore refused and said he was going to rape her.

    When a passerby interrupted him, Moore ran from the scene. He was arrested approximately a month later.

    "If somebody hadn't come and heard my screams that night I think I would've been raped," the victim said Friday.

    "I honestly thought I was going to die," she said.

    Jane Doe said she is now crippled by fear, unable to go outside at night.

    "I'm in a very, very dark place where I don't trust anybody," she said.

    Moore also spoke in court and apologized to the victim. He said he took full responsibility for his actions. However, he said his addiction to internet porn provoked him.

    "I was really desensitized to the whole situation," he said, adding that he didn't understand the consequences of his actions.

    "It would've been devastating to me if a family member of mine had a similar situation happen to them," he explained.

    His defense attorney told the judge that Moore was also a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

    In his ruling, Judge Leo Valentine, Jr. refused to grant probation and sentenced Moore to state prison.

    Prosecutors say the defendant will spend 11 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Victims Compensation Program.